Jimmuel Pacquiao surpised his father Manny Pacquiao with what he can do
Manny Pacquiao will certainly live with his legacy as one of the best athletes to ever compete in the boxing ring. Through the years, many marveled at his rags to riches story. From being a blue-collar worker, the “Pride of the Philippines” rose to the top with his unmatchable in-ring agility and electrifying southpaw striking. Through the years he has been criticized because of a lot of the things that he has done outside of sports. Despite this, I think we can all agree that the Pacman is indeed one of the greatest ever to put on the gloves.
Outside of sports, among all of his other roles, Manny is a father. He married the love of his life, Jinkee Pacquiao and together they had five children. In sports, people are always on the hunt for the “next big thing.”
All athletes surely have limited careers, and the sports world demands a lot. More often than not, people do not go too far in their quests. These so-called greats have children who have possibly inherited their athletic genes. The children of all time greats like LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, and Michael Jordan have always lived their lives under the microscope. They were born into this world with expectations to follow in their fathers’ footsteps.
Manny Pacquiao’s children are not an exception to this factor. One way or another, people will expect them to compete in the ring as well. Recently, Manny’s son Jimuel Pacquiao shocked many people including his father. This was because of finding out how strong the younger Pacquiao’s punch actually was. In a video, the pound-for-pound fighter found himself amused after the power of his son’s punch was measured in an arcade game.
The said game required the player to wear a glove and hit a speed bag as strong as he can. Jimuel took on the challenge and showed his pops what he could do. He apparently scored nearly 90. Not bad for someone who might be just starting out.
Jimuel obviously got this from his father. Though there are no confirmations yet whether or not the younger Pacquiao will follow the same path that his father took, it is really interesting to see these kinds of scenario in sports. Whatever happens, he will surely have the support coming from his loving family.
Watch the video here!
Source : Tnpmedia